Obituary – Donald Edward Gedstad

Donald Edward Gedstad

August 4, 1927 – July 24, 2018
Age: 90
Residence: Dadeville, MO

Don E. Gedstad, 90 years old, passed away at 6:15 AM on July 24, 2018 at Citizens Memorial Healthcare Facility.

Mr. Gedstad was born on August 4th, 1927 at home in Lennox, SD to Eddie and Ada Gedstad who preceded him in death. Also preceding Mr. Gedstad in death was a younger brother, George W. Gedstad and a son, Brian Lee Gedstad.

Mr. Gedstad married Harriet June Ellgen on Nov. 19, 1949 at First Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls, SD. The marriage produced three sons, Brian lee, deceased, Mark Ellgen of Quincey, IL and Scott Alan of Dadeville, MO. Two grandsons of Quincey, IL also survive Mr. Gedstad as well as Brother, Warren, of Simsbury, CN, and Harriet, of Lake Pomme de Terre, MO.

Mr. Gedstad retired from Amoco Oil Co. after 30 years serving as a marketing executive in various positions and locations in the Midwest. Retiring from Amoco in 1985, Mr. and Mrs. Gedstad relocated on Lake Pomme de Terre in Polk County, MO where they continued to reside until present.

Mr. Gedstad served his country as a member of the U.S. Navy for four years from 1944 through 1948. He was a member of the Bolivar, MO American Legion, Post 138, and a life member of the veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 4221, Mayville, ND.

Mr. Gedstad has been cremated and the family will hold a private memorial service.

Online condolences may be made at:  Arrangements have been entrusted to Pitts Chapel Bolivar, MO.


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